Pope Francisco arrive this afternoon to the city of Washington where he will begin a five-day visit by United States including a bilateral meeting with President Barack Obama , a multitudinous Mass in the country's largest church and a speech to the plenary Congress.
Francisco arrive at 17 of Argentina to Andrews air Force Base, located in the state of Maryland, about 40 minutes from the capital, where he will be received by the US president and the first lady.
Upon his arrival, the Pope will travel to the Vatican embassy in northwest Washington, and start its official agenda tomorrow at the White House, where they will welcome about 15,000 guests and then hold a bilateral meeting with Obama.
After the meeting, Francisco travel a part of the city in the popemobile, visit the cathedral of Saint Matthew and close the first day with Mass at which he will canonize the Spanish Blessed Juníspero Serra at about 25,000 people.
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on Thursday, the holy father will address the plenary session of the US Congress, will visit the church of San Patricio and charities in the area, and then leave for New York, where he will hold a two-day agenda will include a speech to the United Nations and a Mass at Madison Square Garden.
the pontiff concluded his five-day visit to the United States in Philadelphia, where the main activity will be the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families .